Approved: 07.02.2018

Carly Seller


Approved: 07.02.2018

My interests lie in the intertwining of the environment, the body, and the breath.

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Artist Statement

My interests lie in the intertwining of the environment, the body, and the breath.

Playing with control and interruption through process-led practices, I create quiet, observant work spanning photography, moving image, textiles, objects and performance.

My current research involves sacred spaces, rituals, and healing qualities of the environment.

CV & Education

Carly Seller
Born Manchester, 1987. Lives and works in Plymouth, UK

MA Photography and the Land with distinction, University of Plymouth, 2016
BA Hons Photographic Art, University of Wales, Newport, 2008

Selected Exhibitions
2018 | Jerwood Drawing Prize, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
2018 | Jerwood Drawing Prize, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christchurch University
2018 | Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Edge, Bath University
2017 | Jerwood Drawing Prize, East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts
2017 | 165 Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol
2017 | Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London
2017 | Plymouth Contemporary, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth
2017 | Here and Now Ocean Studios Graduate Residency ShowOcean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
2017 | Turning Points Ocean Studios residents exhibitionOcean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
2016 | Re-Imagined States, Peninsula Arts
2016 | Fast Forward Conversation: Women in Photo Instagram Takeover with Rhona Eve Clews and Tina Rowe, curated by Maria Kapajeva
2016 | The Form of Possibility, Scott Building, Plymouth University (Plymouth Art Weekender)
2016 | Transversions: MA Photography Showcase (APHE conference), Scott Building, Plymouth University
2016 | Tracing a line along a breath exhaled (MA work in progress) Scott Building, Plymouth University (solo)
2015 | LU:NATION (MA Photography Interim Exhibition), Scott Building, Plymouth University
2014 | Walking and Journeying: open photography exhibition, Scott Building, Plymouth University
2014 | Journeys: Four Seasons Art Festival, St Mary's Parish Church, Keyworth, Nottingham
2010 | Shop Art. London Graphic Centre, Covent Garden, London
2009 | From Here: Brighton Photo Fringe Open Exhibition. iCrossing, Brighton
2008 | Open Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2008 | Brink: Photographic Art Graduate Show, University of Wales, Newport
2008 | Anti-Social. The Riverfront, Newport (curated by Helen Sear)
2007 | Look Out. Tredegar House, Newport

Awards, Bursaries & Residencies
2017 | Funding award, The Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust
2017 | Grants for the Arts: Sound Observations, Arts Council England
2017 | Professional Development Bursarya-n The Artists Information Company
2016 | Ocean Studios Emerge Residency, Plymouth University Studio Award (residency period September 2016 - June 2017)
2008 | Print & Portfolio Award, MPD Future Graduate Partnerships

Talks and Events
2017 | Hosted studio visit and talk on professional practice post-MA to MA Photography students from the University of Plymouth
2017 | Presentation of current work in progress, PAC Home Supper Club
2017 | Ocean Studios residents and associates sketch booking session, the print room, Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
2017 | Performance followed by a discussion on experimental practice for MA Photography students, Plymouth University
2016 | Christmas Open Studio, Ocean Studios, Plymouth
2016 | Pause & Pace: on time-based practice (presentation of research) Time Signatures, Research Dialogue Event, Photography Research Group, Plymouth University with Jem Southam, Liz Nicol & David Chandler
2016 | Open Studio (Plymouth Art Weekender), Ocean Studios, Plymouth
2016 | Portfolio Presentation, Land/Water Research Symposium, Plymouth University
2016 | Landscape: Flows & Flirtations (presentation of research). Landscape Studies: Place and Photography dialogue day, Photography Research Group, Plymouth University with Helen Sear, Nicolo Degiorgis, Lucy Bentham, Liz Nicol, Jem Southam & Stephen Vaughan
2008 | Brink publication launch. Ffotogallery, Penarth & La Viande, London

2016 | Re-Imagined States, edited & designed by Liz-Ann Vincent-Merry, published by Golightly Press. Edition of 300
2008 | Brink, edited by Peter Bobby & Ronnie Close, designed by Steven Dawson, published by University of Wales, Newport. Edition of 500